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An_254598 posted:
I am 31 and my husband is 30 next month. We have been trying to conceive for over a year now. By 'trying' I mean we haven't been using contraception, although we're not exactly monitoring my cycle and scheduling the sex around that.
Now, we have been planning and saving for an international trip in June 2014 - for the next FIFA in Brazil - since the last 3 years, and our original plan was to start a family right after that. We changed that plan after one of my periods got delayed last year (till then, it had been like clockwork).
After nearly a year of very regular cycles, last month I got late by two whole weeks. The gynaec and my female colleague (she's a doctor too) are now advising me to focus on conceiving without wasting any more time.
My question is this - will waiting for exactly 5 months at this stage drastically affect my chances of conceiving later? It's not that a vacation is more important for me than having a baby, but that we are so close to a goal we had set for ourselves all along. We are both very keen to have kids. I'd have been most happy to forego the trip if I had got pregnant earlier. It just feels unfair to have my hand forced at this stage by a ticking biological clock.
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